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Question: Soar limbs after alcohol consumption

 eliflorida - Sun Sep 21, 2008 12:34 pm

After moderate alcohol consumption, I (a 21 year old female of normal weight) generally experience a lot of "discomfort" (not muscular soarness) in my arms and legs. The discomfort lasts about a day after drinking and happens even in sedentary (i.e. little to no physical activity) contexts.
 Dr.M.jagesh kamath - Tue Nov 24, 2009 3:21 am

User avatar Hello,Alcohol gets diluted in water in the body.Since females have comparitively more fat and less water the blood levels reach a higher level.Also lean muscle mass being less the deleterious effect on the muscle is more apparent in women for the given amount of alcohol.So take alcohol making sure that you drink slower thus making it easy for the liver to detoxify.Also make sure that you take proper nutrition since alcohol,unlike foods go directly in circulation and have not much nutritive value except beers and also can reduce the levels of micronutrients and consequent weakness.Best wishes.

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